December 31st – Remember the peculiar fungus I found a few weeks ago on Clayhanger Common – the Rosy Earthstar? Well, today I passed the same spot again and stopped to have a scout around. It seems that there were a whole bunch of them here – now the leaves have gone and the undergrowth is less dense, it can be seen there were at least 25 of these remarkable fungi.
Interesting too to see how they go over, seemingly with the ‘petals’ of the star rotting away first.
Hope we get them again next year and this wasn’t just a fluke. I’d love to watch them grow.